Monday, 24 January 2011

Monday, Bloody Monday!

Yep, we all get 'em from time to time, don't we? Today it was my turn. On Sunday evening, I discovered I had yellow spots on my tonsils - decorative maybe, but not likely to go away without medical intervention. As there were no doctors appointments for anything but emergencies, I turned up to the optimistically named 'walk-in clinic'. Although the walking in is the easy part. The difficulty is sitting there for 90 minutes waiting to see a Doctor.

However, It gave me a chance to study some foibles of mankind. One family group consisted of six assorted adults and one baby. Were they hoping for a discount on group bookings, I wonder?

I silently awarded one of the lads my prize-of the-day for his outfit - obligatory jeans and trainers, plus a shabby nylon blouson, were nothing unusual. But his headgear, which he wore all the time despite the central heating,was something else! I could hardly take my eyes from his scarlet tartan trapper hat, thickly lined with dark grey, synthetic fur. From the back view it looked as though he had headphones on...
Sartorial elegance, or what?

22 comments:

  1. Pen I hope your feeling better soon - sitting in doctors waitng rooms is never much fun, but since moving here I have discovered that by booking a late evening appointment I am the only one there ... so I miss out on all the delights of people watching

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  2. Ack, those hats are as thick as ticks over here. What really gets me is the fact that, if it were lined with real fur, it would be warm enough to balance out the silliness...

    Pearl

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  3. Is it tonsillitis?
    Hope you'll be better soon, drink plenty of rum with a little hot water and lemon in it. It might not make you feel better but you won't care anymore.

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  4. Poor you.. I hope you're on the mend very soon. Friko's recipe sounds perfect to me.

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  5. These hats are the thing at the moment, aren't they? Kind of Davy Crockett look. A bit out of place in Warwickshire, where I've seen loads.

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  6. Did you get him to remove the headgear so that you could photograph it, or have you got a similar one yourself I wonder!!

    Sorry about those yellow spots on your tonsils - not nice - hope you managed to get some treatment before they get any worse.

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  7. So???? what was the diagnosis?

    I rather enjoy the waiting room game, not that I do it often but it does while away the time a little.

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  8. i've got a boy in my class who wears one just like this. he looks awesome in it and it's entirely practical because when it's thirty below outside he's laughing - loudly 'cause he can't hear himself!!! steven

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  9. I hope watching that family (what was it, a family outing???) took your mind off your no doubt very sore throat! Hope you got some good meds to knock it out. What is it, strep?

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  10. Some peole are as mad as a hatter!! LOL
    Bet he was a hot head!! LOL
    Group bookings!! LOL Were they all holding hands and did they go in to the GP together? Imagine the GP saying, "Wahat's the matter with you?" as they always seem to do - and they all bellow back in unison, "I don't know you're the doctor!"

    Sorry to hear about your tonsils. When I used to get tonsilitis my mum used to give me tomatoes with salt and vinegar abd it seemed to do the trick.
    Hugs ~ Eddie

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  11. Were you having a sore throat or what? I mean, I don't usually make a habit of examining my tonsils in the mirror. Do you?

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  12. I hope that you saw the doctor without too long a wait, and that you've received the proper medication to make the spots go 'way. A sore throat is no fun.

    There are days, here, that I'd like to have a hat like that!

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  13. Those hats are all the rage here. I saw one recently just like that, except with woolen braids attached to the ear flaps. I couldn't take my eyes off it!

    I hope you're feeling better.

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  14. eeeeeck! can't stand those hats. who ever thought them up, and went into production, and now has people buying them????? quite brilliant, i must say.

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  15. I love the knitted version with "plaits", too .
    But at least you were allowed to sit in peace and wait your turn . In Spanish doctors' waiting rooms , it used to be considered rude not to join in a general comparing of symptoms and old complaints .
    Hope you're feeling slightly perkier today , anyway .

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  16. That's a fashion statement. But, what is it stating?

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  17. Hope you feel better very soon.
    The hat looks great!!!!!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  18. Hope your spotty tonsils get better soon. That hat is just the thing for Burns Night!

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  19. I was going to say that, Christine.

    Gosh, Jinksy - it's a good job you are English!

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  20. When I accompanied my husband on his first visit with his surgeon, after heart surgery, I saw a family of six adults walk in...I thought that was odd too.

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  21. Good morning, and thanks for your visit. I just can't seem to get around to all the blogs I like to check each day. I joined Facebook, and between that, reading my emails and playing games, plus throwing in that darn ole housework, cooking and etc. seems I don't have enough hours in a day. Hope the throat wasn't anything to drastic. I had my tonsils removed when I was around six, doctors told my parents I would grow better. I was always a puny looking kid, I guess. LOL But even without tonsils you can still get a pretty sore throat. Speaking of waiting at the walk-in-clinic. We use to doctor with a Doctor that made no appointments. First come, first served, BUT, he would let people in a big hurry come through his back door, which meant us in the waiting room were waiting even longer. The longest I had to wait, had my four year old with me, got there around 10am, had to walk, and it was quite a ways from where we live, in March with snow blowing one min and sun out the next, took some snacks for the 4 year old, we finally saw the doctor and I was back home by 4:15pm. Only lasted that long because I had a bad sinus infection and had to see him to get medication. At this time, in the late 60's, he even dispensed his own medications. I also had to use their phone to call a neighbor to watch for the three older kids that were in school and have them stay at her house till I got home. thank goodness when doctor found out we walked, he had his nurse drive us home, he said she needed a break anyway. LOL And they call those the good ole days. NO!! Stay well.

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  22. Clearly, your tonsils forgot to put out the baubles at Christmas.

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